Artist List
Donna Blackburn

Having grown up in the Southeastern Massachusetts area, I've always been aware of the regions contribution to the fine arts, both locally and world wide. My first art interests developed before I could write my name, and I've continued to cultivate my artwork on many levels.. The artists who have inspired my work are Andrew Wyeth, Edward Seago, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Winslow Homer, and the French Impressionists, as well as the Post Impressionist painters.

I enjoy working in different mediums. Though I paint primarily in oils and acrylic watercolors, I continue to draw in pencil and ink, create with pastels, and have dabbled in fiber arts and scrimshaw. I have taught art to the young and old, and hope that my love of art has helped to foster the same in others.

My paintings feature the close details of nature, coastal vistas, expressive dawn and sunset scenes, architectural settings, world travel views, interesting still life subjects, portrait commissions, and genre settings. My subject choices are as varied as my interests!

Art Education:
Art instruction with Mr. Joseph Rapoza, Fairhaven Jr. High and High School, 1960-67
Swain School of Design, New Bedford, Massachusetts-1960-62
The Jr./Sr. Awards Scholarship to the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts-1966
Graduate of the Art Institute of Boston-1970
Honorary Fine Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Boston-1994
Watercolor Workshop in Provence, France with Tony Van Hasselt-June 2007

Artist Memberships include:
The Martha's Vineyard Center for the Visual Arts-1994-97
Associate Member of the Copley Society of Boston-1996-the present
Associate Member of the New England Watercolor Society-1997-the present
Associate Member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc.,NYC-2007


Shows and Exhibits include:
Fairhaven Homecoming Fair Art Show (shown for several years)
The All Island Art Show, Oak Bluffs -1994-present
Edgartown Senior Center, Edgartown-1995
"From the Heart" Art Show-1994-1996
The Art Institiute of Boston Alumni Show, Boston-1995
"Family Planning of Martha's Vineyard" Art Shows-1995-the present
The Vineyard Artisans Festival Labor Day Show, West Tisbury-1995-2006


Awards:
The Jr./Sr. Awards Scholarship-MFA, Boston -1966
All Island Art Show 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Merit and Most Popular in Show Ribbons Over the years from 1994-the present
The Old Sculpin Award-2004


Collectors:
My paintings are part local, national, and international art collections.


Published Artwork Includes:
Illustrations in the Geriatric Nursing Magazine-June 1992
Note Cards for Red Farm Studio, 1994
Paper product art and designs for Cape Shore, Inc-1995
Card designs for Nantucket Notes-1996
Greeting card illustrations for "Notations"-1996
Note cards for "Heart & Hand"-1997
Cover art for the Edgartown Annual Report-1997
Book illustrations for "Enchanted Summer, A Romantic Guide to Cape Cod and the Islands" published and distributed by Hunter Publication-1998
Book Illustrations for "Romantic Weekends, New England", Hunter Publications-1999
A number of pamphlets, brochures, and posters for various Vineyard organizations.



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